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Barbie, Klaus,

1913–91, Nazi war criminal known as the "Butcher of Lyons." As Gestapo chief in Lyons, France (1942–44), he was responsible for the deaths of French Resistance members and thousands of Jews. After the war he secretly served as a U.S. army agent in Germany. In 1951 he fled Europe for Bolivia with U.S. help. Identified by Nazi-hunters in the early 1970s, he was expelled from Bolivia in 1983 after a civilian government came to power. He was tried in France, found guilty of crimes against humanity, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
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1983: Nazi fugitive Klaus Barbie was charged in Lyon, France, with crimes against humanity.
Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie arrived in France on war crime charges after he was linked to the murder of 4,000 Jews from 1942-1944.
At one point in the war, regional Gestapo Chief Klaus Barbie (the Butcher of Lyon) identified her as the most dangerous of Allied spies, noting we must find her and destroy her.
Wasserstein does fault van Tijn for the Wieringen episode in the late spring of 1941 when she turned over the names and addresses of 210 students from the Wieringen farm school to a then little known junior SS officer Klaus Barbie.
1983: War criminal and former Gestapo commandant, Klaus Barbie, arrives in France to stand trial for crimes committed 37 years ago.
These included Klaus Barbie, then 26 years old and destined later to be the head of the Gestapo in Lyons, France.
Jaques Verge offered his legal services to everyone from the Nazi Butcher of Lyon, Klaus Barbie, to dictator Saddam Hussein and ex-Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic.
Il avait defendu des causes tres diverses , allant du criminel de guerre nazi Klaus Barbie, au dirigeant khmer rouge Khieu Samphan, au philosophe negationniste Roger Garaudy , au terroriste Carlos, en passant par les militants de la revolution algerienne .
Forty years later, in 1984, Verges proudly defended former Gestapo captain Klaus Barbie, nicknamed the Butcher of Lyon for allegedly personally torturing and killing prisoners while stationed in the French city.
Il fut vilipende quand il prit en charge, en 1987, en compagnie de l'Algerien maEtre Nabil Bouaita, la defense de Klaus Barbie, le chef de la Gestapo a Lyon, d'Anis Naccache, de George Ibrahim Abdallah ou des amis de Carlos.
She persuaded the local Gestapo leader, Klaus Barbie, to let her meet with her imprisoned husband.
In an interview with The Daily Star at his office near Pigalle in Paris, VergE s -- who has represented a number of notorious defendants such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Venezuelan terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez (known also as Carlos the Jackal) -- said French authorities have surrendered their decision-making to the Americans in the case of Abdallah.